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NFAIS Forum on Google, the Web and the Future Roles of Publishers and Librarians:  Registration Discount Ends Friday, June 12th

 

Just a reminder that the registration discount ends on June 12th for the NFAIS workshop on Google, the Web, and the Future Roles of Publishers and Librarians.  The meeting, scheduled for June 26, 2009 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, is one that you won’t want to miss.  And virtual attendance is now an option if you cannot travel to the meeting!

 

You will learn from Stephen Arnold, author of the recently released Google: The Digital Gutenberg, about Google’s evolution, their competitive advantages, and the media roles that they are positioned to play in the not-too-distant future. You will hear about Google’s acceptance by scholars and researchers based upon academic surveys, actual usage in a corporate setting, and the first hand experience of a Ph.D. candidate using the Web on a daily basis. You will listen to content providers discuss their experiences in working with Google to increase user awareness and market reach. And you will hear how abstracting and indexing services and librarians are transforming their products and services for today’s Web-based information environment to ensure that scholars and researchers obtain the quality search results that are essential to efficient and cost-effective research.   In closing, Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Programs and Research, will share his insights on the future role of libraries and publishers in the face of Web information resources such as Google, and discuss what they must do in order to ensure that that they continue to meet the information needs of future generations of scholars and researchers.

 

The final program and registration form can be accessed at: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ah94rvfrvdt9_518vhhgqrc2.  Directions to the meeting location and a map of the campus can be accessed at http://www.drexel.edu/em/directions/map_uc.pdf.

 

Registration Fees:

 

Onsite Attendance: on or before June 12, 2009, NFAIS members pay $325 and non-members pay $375 (registration fee includes continental breakfast, a box lunch two refreshment breaks).  After June 12, 2009, NFAIS members pay $375 and non-members pay $425. 

 

Virtual Attendance: on or before June 12, 2009, NFAIS members pay $295 and non-members pay $345. After June 12, 2009, NFAIS members pay $345 and non-members pay $395.  A group discount is available:  Unlimited attendees from the same organization can participate virtually for a flat fee of $995.

 

For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:[log in to unmask] or go to http://www.nfais.org/

 

 

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™)

 

 

 

Jill O'Neill

Director, Planning & Communication

NFAIS

(v) 215-893-1561

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